RE: Zinnias Tall Varieties

(Question)

Hello,
I can’t seem to find the Zinnia tall varieties anywhere in Toronto. Is there still time to plant them from seed (if I don’t find any plants)…If you happen to know a place who sells the tall varieties, I would greatly appreciate knowing where I can buy them, they are very hard to find. Thank you kindly.

(Answer)

Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners with your question about locating tall zinnia plants. it has been a cold spring and the garden centres are still receiving flats of plants for sale. Keep trying in your local area nurseries and more than likely Zinnia elegans plants will be available soon. Call the nursery or plant centre before you go to be sure the have the plants you want.
It is not too late to plant seeds. Try on line to locate these or the nurseries recommended on the website above would also have seed packets. Zinnias are colourful, easy to grow and don’t require a lot of water. Water only at the roots as leaf moulds can be a problem. but even if the leaves fall off, the flowers are wonderful.